College can be insanely stressful; from classes themselves, to extracurriculars, a social life, working out and work back to school can easily feel overwhelming. Today I'm helping you create a comprehensive color-code system to help you organize every aspect of your life.
We've got to handle so many things as college students at any given point during the semester. I try to make a point each semester getting involved on campus and spending time with friends, but when the right-here-right-now tasks get in the way, it's easy to forget about what matters most.
1. Brainstorm your categoriesTake a minute to think about all the different responsibilities and things you deal with on a weekly basis. Feels a little overwhelming right? Write out a list of potential categories, and work them down to four to six. You don't want your categories to be too specific or it'll start getting too confusing and too hard to keep up with. I like using really broad groups like "Personal Life" for anything I do with my family or anything about my health, and "Extracurriculars" for the various clubs I'm in. My other categories include "School, Blogging, Social, and Work/Career."
2. Assign colors and make a keyI chose my six favorite colors from the Pilot G2 Pens and assigned each to a category. Work is going to my busiest and most important category, so I made sure that was an eye catching red and my school colors are orange and blue, so my anything to do with my classes is going to be Maverick orange.
When starting a new system it's important to make yourself a key until you've got your system memorized. I like to do this on a 3x5" note card that I've cut in half. I always cut my note cards in half, especially when I'm making and studying flashcards, it just makes them a little more manageable.